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Margie ,yesterday our Green Pass was obligatory to enter certain places such as Bars  restaurant , museums, etc. Those that havent been vaccinated arent entitled it so they are restricted to where they want  to go.

The first day went fairly well with people either eating or drinking outside or had the passes. Im watching news 24 at the moment and 1 million 700 young people have rushed to get their vaccinations and therefore their Green Pass because they want to go to a concert with their favourite pop star. Theres a protest against Green Pass with fights etc its awful. Lots of people have something against restaurants but its not the restaurants that have provided this pass its the government and they all have to obey. Those that refuse to be vaccinated will at the end lose out but they seem to think its the restaurants that will close because no one will go. On the news earlier the results were very positive with people accepting the new law. Sorry for those from abroad that were not advised by their travel company what things were necessary. But in most cases they are doing vaccinations on the spot and it seems to be the most sensible thing to do.

There will still be those that are no vax but in my opinion they are wrong for themselves and selfish to others.

But theres still those in govt who think theres still a lot more that could be done .

We'll see what effect it has in a few weeks.

My husband went to our favorite bar yesterday morning for his coffee and the proprietor apologised for asking to see the pass. He said hed asked someone earlier and he threw a load of abuse at him.

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Well yes Jim.. so long as I stay away from Blackpool...  which is no hardship.. I've managed it for 65 years..

 

Yes I agree that the situation for most is much safer.. but when I see people like the woman opposite, who works in a school.. operating what appears to be an open door policy for all visitors, friends, relatives, as well as her own kids and their friends..etc..etc..etc...  I do tend to wonder if some people have actually noticed that there is a pandemic.

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Just when you thought it was safe! Daughter has tested positive for Covid so we’re all now isolating for the next ten days. This time around, and thanks to her having had both jabs, it’s much more like a bad cold. We’re now having to use lateral flow tests every day and have tested negative so far.

 

Most likely, she caught it at work (she’s a waitress) from a customer now that most restrictions have been lifted and people aren’t as careful as before.
 

 

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Lateral flow tests, also known as lateral flow immunochromatographic assays or rapid tests, are simple devices intended to detect the presence of a target substance in a liquid sample without the need for specialized and costly equipment

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It’s the test you do at home by shoving a large cotton bud right up the back of your nose (until you start gagging!). You then put the bud into a solution which then goes into a bit of plastic for testing whether you are positive or not.


https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/how-to-do-a-test-at-home-or-at-a-test-site/how-to-do-a-rapid-lateral-flow-test/

 

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B-K,,

The home test kit where you stick a big cotton bud up your nose and stir it around and also in the back of your throat and tickle your tonsils if you've still got them.
Then stir it in a magic potion and drip the residue into a widget.

1 bar and your clear, 2 bars and your positive, probably.

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Thanks one and all. thumbsup Ube, I'll  see if can find somebody to translate your post for me. I'm afraid I don't speak posh. :Shock:

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And this is a positive result, from my 5 year old Grandson 3 weeks ago.

PCR test, the laboratory one confirmed it.

He caught Covid from a teacher in the last week at school.

 

It's barely noticeable but next to the T is a bar that indicates positive.

C is just a control marker.

 

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Rob.L, I sincerely hope all goes well with your family and they make a swift recovery. Take care, B.

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Thanks BK. We’re not worried this time around as we know a lot more about the virus than when we caught it in March 2020. We've been vaccinated and we’re well used to taking the simple precautions - hand washing, wiping down surfaces, keeping distance, etc.

 

Main worry is shopping, especially keeping the wife’s wine supply flowing!

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4 hours ago, ube said:

lateral flow immunochromatographic

Moving horizontally.  Not sure where the immuno comes in.. but chromatography is a method for identifying different substances by passing them through a medium which causes them to separate and show up as different things rather than one big mess.

 

Lateral flow tests seem to be a form of paper chromatography.

 

In the Coal Board labs, we employed 'gas chromatography'.. in which a sample of gas.. typically a mine air sample, was passed through a column of stuff which separated individual gaseous components, which could then be identified and measured as they passed over some form of detector. The results came up on a meter, or a chart.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatography

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19 hours ago, Stuart.C said:

And this is a positive result, from my 5 year old Grandson 3 weeks

And that's what used to grind me gears with whole face mask thing.... You'd go in the supermarket and you had to wear your mask but there be hords of kids not wearing masks because they didn't have to!!!!! 

Hope ya grandson is making a good recovery. 

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Ube,

Day 1 he complained his head hurt (not headache)

Night time same day, he woke up shouting the house is on fire, never done that before.

It's a fairly new house so has many smoke detectors, apparently hallucination is a symptom.

 

That was it, apart from the whole family being in isolation for 10days.

Daughter in Law works from home so no change.

My Son was off with the kids.

 

Track and Trace were on the phone within minutes of the email confirming positive PCR test result.

 

At least 2 or 3 other kids in the class caught it.

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Hope your grandson is better, it’s worrying when you send kids to school and they return home with an unwanted guest. Irresponsible if the teachers aren’t vaccinated and terrible for the kids.

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Nonna, yes he appears to be O.K

I don't know if the teacher was vaccinated but once found positive all the kids were sent home as it's a small village school and it was the last week as well.

 

What was slightly odd was he didn't test positive (lateral flow) untill day 6.

Daughter in Law originally qualified and worked as a Childrens Nurse and now works for Public Health England so she'd been testing the whole family regularly since the test kits have been freely available.

This was mid isolation when Grandson and Grand daughter were in the care of my son,,,,

 

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My grandson tested positive some time ago by one of these quick tests but then was tested “ properly” and he was negative. It had us scared and a lot of kids in his class had to stay home but he’s been fully vaccinated now and has been with us to Sicily ( now returning) much to his sorrow.

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I noticed Asda is giving £10 discount to encourage younger people to have their jabs, Uber and Deliveroo are doing the same. Umm hang on a minute what about those of us who had the jab when called without an incentive? 
(Is the site running slow at the moment or is it my broadband? Took ages to load up today.)

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It's not you, SG. I'm having similar problems.

 

Yes, I'd commented on the discrimination between incentives for the young and nowt for us older ones, yet again. Time we started saying, what's in it for us? Otherwise, on your bike!

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I've noticed internet is slow lately. Maybe heat exhaustion.

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4 hours ago, philmayfield said:

My incentive for having the vaccine was to avoid catching the virus

 

Having the jab will not stop you catching it, just means you might not pop your clogs, them having the jab for something that will be no more than a sniffle, might stop them passing it to you? I'm not sure a tenner, free taxi or a free takeaway will twist their arm, I'd sit tight & hang out for more ;) 

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